Wednesday March 7, 2007

Is it Time for National Education Standards?

Dayton native and national education expert Chester Finn Jr. will discuss whether there is a need for formal national education standards and tests in a free, public talk Thursday, March 8.

Dayton native and national education expert Chester Finn Jr. will discuss whether there is a need for formal national education standards and tests at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Kennedy Union Boll Theatre on the University of Dayton campus.

Finn's talk is free and open to the public.

Finn is president of The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, which supports research, publications and action projects in elementary and secondary education reform, as well as education reform projects in Dayton.

He also is the senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution and chairman of Hoover's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education.

From 1985 to 1988, Finn served as assistant secretary for research and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education.

He has written or co-written 14 books, including Leaving No Child Behind: Options for Kids in Failing Schools and The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide from Pre-School Through Eighth Grade.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson at 937-229-3391.